The adventures and romance of a sensitive and cultured lion-man and a crusading assistant district attorney in Manhattan, New York City.

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1990   1989   1988   1987  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 10 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »
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 Vincent (55 episodes, 1987-1990)
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 Jacob 'Father' Wells (55 episodes, 1987-1990)
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 Deputy D.A. Joe Maxwell / ... (55 episodes, 1987-1990)
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 Asst. Dist. Atty. Catherine Chandler (46 episodes, 1987-1989)
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 Edie (42 episodes, 1987-1989)
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Ron Koslow's updated version of the fairytale has a double focus: the relationship between Vincent,(a mythic, noble man-beast) and Catherine (an asst DA in New York); and a secret Utopian society of outcasts living in an underground sanctuary where Vincent is protected and loved. Through an emotional bond connecting Vincent to Catherine, he comes to be her protector as well as the man she loves. The series follows the developing relationship between them and nicely fleshes out the underground world of labyrinth tunnels, mystical waterfalls, and people who have come together to form a loving and nurturing family. Written by Peg McNabb <mcnabbp@ctrvax.vanderbilt.edu>

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5 September 1987 (USA)  »

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La bella y la bestia  »

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(56 episodes)

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Ron Perlman (Vincent) and the only actor to appear in every episode of the series. and Roy Dotrice (Jacob "Father" Wells) appeared in only 54 episodes, he was not in the 2nd season episode 17 "Trial" See more »

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Vincent: You'd sacrificed so much.
Catherine Chandler: I would sacrifice everything for you.
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Spoofed in Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz (2005) See more »

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The show is great, including the third season. . .
18 January 1999 | by (Jacksonville) – See all my reviews

This show is my favorite TV show of all time. It's rich and complex, and deals with a variety of issues and perspectives. I'm a third season fan, which puts me a little out of the loop with most of the fans, but third season deals with Vincent's loss of Catherine, his quest for his son, and it even hints at him learning to love someone again. The show is always well-written and acted, with a great supporting cast. The only weak spot is near the end of the second season, when the show, in my opinion, deals too much with Vincent's "inner demons." Otherwise, it's an intriguing, romantic, exciting show.


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